A group of SA environmentalists, energy scientists, economists and legal experts, operating under the name ‘Big Green Umbrella’, has combined with service station chain SAFF to respond to the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions.
SAFF is selling ‘Green Fuel’ – costing no more at the pump – made from safe, environmentally-friendly biofuel blended with regular petrol or diesel, which is already in use at Adelaide City Council and Transport SA. It plans to roll out the full Green Fuel range to over 50 service stations.
A not-for-profit carbon trading scheme has been established linking Australian businesses and corporations wanting to address the greenhouse issue with environmental and community groups currently involved in tree-planting and revegetation.
The Big Green Umbrella-SAFF project will offset all the carbon dioxide created by the biofuels by facilitating the planting of thousands of trees on former farm land near Murray Bridge. Greening Australia has designed and will implement the tree planting program to recreate biodiverse mallee forests.
The new system can address greenhouse emissions, revegetate and, in certain areas, begin to address salinity, all at the one time in the one set of integrated, cost-effective relationships, says Brian Barwick of Big Green Umbrella.
The group has had dialogue with one or two forward thinking local government authorities and a number of major Australian corporations that recognise the importance of addressing the greenhouse issue as progressive corporate citizens. They hope to be announcing some very exciting high-profile relationships soon.
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